In Edgemere Park
I almost forgot I had the July Yard of the Month to share with you.
It was selected way back in early June so I completely forgot I had taken these photos.
This home was painted country blue when I first saw it eight years ago, including the rock.
The owners who bought it about seven years ago painted over the blue
and took on the arduous task of removing paint from all the sandstone trim.
It went from being a so so house to an impressive one.
I love the variety of plants they have in their front beds.
Lots of different colors and textures.
Notice the nice iron trim around the front raised patio and the iron gate to the side too.
More variety on the other side.
They still had pansies...as I said..it was early June when these photos were taken.
Boxwoods line the cinder block fence.
I'd be tempted to grow ivy all over this fence.
Backyard gazebo includes a large gas heater making it useable much of the year.
Here one of their pooches sniffs around. She is a lab mix rescue and super super sweet.
Their other dog is a funny little pug.
And here we are back out front. They have a porch swing!
You don't see those much in my neighborhood.
We had one at my house when I was a child and I really enjoyed it.
Till my sister hurt herself on it too many times and down it came.
That was pretty much the story of everything like that at our house.
We had a big swing set but my sister hurt herself seriously on it twice.
The first time Dad threatened.
The second time...he went out and pulled it up with the tractor.
I really didn't care....I was over it. I never played on it
and honestly my sister didn't play on it right...she always played in a manner that
was going to get herself killed.
Oh...Mom was mad at Dad but I think he was right.
She'd broken her arm....and he let it go and then she broke off her two front teeth
and that was it!
It was gone!
But I really would have liked to have had my porch swing back.